Study. The first post-Flood population explosion . Genesis 10 . By Fabian Massa.

Translated from Spanish to English with Google Translator.


Obviously the information coming to us are the featured events experienced by the ancients. Throughout the prehistoric part of Genesis ( chapters I to XI ) remains the same constant of a story very roughly . Same with pedigrees , we have no way of knowing if we have omitted some important people in their development. It appears from reading the chapters 4 and 5 of Genesis to the descendants of Seth knew of the activities and genealogies of the descendants of Cain would have had to have had a fluid contact.

Despite the brevity of the story of Genesis 10 , we read between the lines if we discover that there are many implicit data . After the Flood - As stated Gen.10.1 , a genealogy of the descendants of the three sons of Noah , Japheth , Shem and Ham is made. Each of these descendants became head of a tribe.

The genealogies [1 ] beginning with Japheth , Cam continues and ends with the line of Shem

1. The descendants of Japheth : Gomer , Magog, Madai , Javan , Tubal , Meshech and Tiras. Gen. 10.2 RV60 .

a. The sons of Gomer : Ashkenaz, Rifat and Togarmah. Gen. 10.3 RV60 .

b . The sons of Javan : Elisa , Tarshish , Kittim, and Rodanim . Gen. 10.4 RV60 .

c . " Of these costs be settled , every one after his tongue, after their families , in their nations " Gen. 10.5 RV60 . Japheth 's descendants founded a total of 15 Nations.



Two . The descendants of Ham were Cush , Mizraim , Put and Canaan . Gen. 10.6

a. The sons of Cush : Seba , Havilah, Sabtah , Raama and Sabteca . Gen.10.7

b . And the sons of Raama : Sheba and Dedan. Gen.10.7

c . And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. (Gen. 10.8 ) Note that genealogy stops to talk about the work of Nimrod , who obviously succeeded not only refer to the descendants of Ham but also to Shem and Japheth . [2] Nimrod 's history is intertwined with the first Babylon and the Tower of Babel, given its weight to try apart .

d . The sons of Mizraim (Egypt ) : Ludim , Anamim , Lehabim , Naphtuhim , Pathrus , Casluhites , where the Philistines , and Caphtorim . Gen. 10.13-14

e . Canaan begat Sidon

f . Sidon begat Heth , and the Jebusites , the Amorites, the Girgashites , the Hivites, the Arkites, the Sinites , the Arvadites , and Zemarites Hamathites and afterward the families of the Canaanites spread abroad . Gen. 10:15 - 18 The territory of the Canaanites extended from Sidon ( modern Lebanon ) north to Gaza in the south (now Palestine) from there to the Dead Sea in the west and on to the Golan Heights to the north. Ie the current territory of Palestine , Lebanon , Israel and part of Syria. In total born 31 Nations of Ham .



Three . The sons of Shem : Elam , Asshur, Arphaxad , Lud and Aram . Gen. 10.21 -22

a. The sons of Aram : Uz , Hul, Gether, and Mash . Gen.10 - 23

b . Arphaxad begat Salah and Heber begat Sala . Gen.10.24

c . And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg , because in his days the earth was divided : and his brother 's name was Joktan . Gen.10.25

d . And Joktan begat Almodad , Selef , Hazarmaveth , Jera , Adoniram , Uzal , Diklah , Obal , Abimael , Sheba, Ophir, Havilah and Jobab . Gen. 10.26 - 29 The territory they occupied and Sefar is from Mesa and in the mountains to the east. Place Mesa is in the northern part of the land of Arabia, and Sefar was in the southern part of the Arabian peninsula itself . The descendants of Shem founded 26 Nations.

In total , the amount of Nations were 72 Nations who lived in Mesopotamia, as indicated Gen. 11.1 : " Now the whole earth had one language and one speech ."


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[1 ] Genesis 10 / / 1 Chronicles 1.5 - 23
[2 ] Jamienson Exegetical Bible Commentary , Fausset & Brown. Volume I page 28.


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